Written by Kira Weisz, ESLLC 2016-2017
The dangers of plastic pollution serve as a huge threat to animal’s life in nature. All animals can be affected by it, from sea creatures such as turtles, dolphins, whales, to land animals, and birds. Many animals get caught in plastic rings from water bottles or any other plastic material gets caught to their legs or around their bodies. The animals are in an unfortunate situation because they cannot remove the items by themselves. The animals end up growing and the plastic cuts into their bodies and disables them or asphyxiates them, leading to death. The plastic can cause ulcers and lifelong infections.
Instead of thinking about how to stop pollution, maybe we should start thinking about how to make the problem better on the manufacturers side. Companies can start changing their material into recyclable products which dissolve in water. There would be a price fluctuation but it would help our climate and animals in an extreme way. There could also be a low enforced that before throwing out plastic materials you must cut it up.
It is so important for us to preserve and clean our environment. Everyone needs to be environmentally aware and acknowledged the waste we produce and how harmful plastic is to our environment especially since it is not biodegradable in our lifetime.